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Ministries give lecture on environmental diplomacy

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Environment minister Say Sam Al and NIDIR director Tean Samnang meets virtually on Tuesday. NIDIR

Ministries give lecture on environmental diplomacy

The National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (NIDIR) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment organised a lecture on “Environment Policy and Management in Cambodia” for officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to assist them in understanding the link between Cambodia’s and the world’s environmental issues.

The programme was held virtually on August 24 with the participation of Say Sam Al, the environment minister and chairman of the National Council for Sustainable Development.

“This lecture outlines policy and management of environmental issues and underscores Cambodia’s commitment to implement mechanisms under national and international frameworks that aim to protect and conserve the environment not only in Cambodia but also the whole world,” NIDIR said.

Environment ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post on August 25 that the lecture was part of the ministry’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of public officials.

He said the lecture was to assist officials in understanding environmental policy and management in Cambodia. Diplomats play a vital role in linking environmental issues in Cambodia with those in regional countries and the world through diplomatic relations.

“The world is focused on environmental issues at the moment, so the integration of information, knowledge, and policies related to environmental management in Cambodia is necessary. Environmental affairs are also important diplomatic work,” he said.

“It’s for foreign ministry officials to go on missions in other countries on behalf of embassy officials, with information to share on the government’s policies on the protection and conservation of natural resources and environmental management,” he said.


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